Edward Tan

Edward Tan

Photo credit: Willie Lyou Photography


Violinist Edward Tan holds a Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s Degree with Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. In his time in the USA, he was privileged to learn from Oleh Krysa, Syoko Aki, as well as members of the Ying Quartet and Tokyo String Quartet. In the course of his studies at Yale, he received the Presser Foundation Award, a grant awarded to one promising musician each year.

Since returning home after his studies in 2012, he has been actively performing in both chamber and orchestral settings. In addition to his work as the founding first violinist of the Concordia Quartet, he also regularly freelances with re:Sound, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Edward strongly believes in the importance of teaching the next generation of performers and audiences, and teaches the violin at the School of the Arts and the National Institute of Education.

His love of education has also led him into the field of conducting – he is Associate Conductor of The Musicians’ Initiative, and conducts student orchestras in secondary schools and JCs. He has also previously been a guest conductor for groups such as The Philharmonic Orchestra and coached the string musicians of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.

Edward plays on a Vincenzo Postiglione, generously loaned by Dr Peter Chew.

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